Big Band of Brothers featuring Jaimoe, Lamar Williams Jr. and Sammy Miller & The Congregation
At Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
All guests attending OME events at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center will need to provide a vaccination card or proof of a negative test result within 48 hours of showtime.
Saturday February 26, 2022
Doors at 7:00PM | Show at 8:00PM
Orange Motorsports & Entertainment is pleased to present Big Band of Brothers at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in Chester, NY.
About Big Band of Brothers:
based on and inspired by the acclaimed album Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. Released by New West Records in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s debut, the album features a 10-song set of jazz interpretations of ABB favorites. Project creator and co-producer John Harvey described how it all came about: “For the Big Band of Brothers album we began with timeless Allman Brothers Band classics, commissioned brilliant big band arrangements for them, and brought them to life through passionate performances – all sweetened by contributions from distinguished guest artists.” The album garnered massive praise from both jazz and ABB fans, and from critics in publications such as Downbeat: “Albums offering jazz renditions of rock songs are commonplace nowadays, so the element of surprise has faded. But A Jazz Celebration Of The Allman Brothers Band is an accomplishment of a higher order.” The Big Band of Brothers tour, which will feature special guests Jaimoe (one of two surviving original ABB members) and Lamar Williams Jr. backed by Sammy Miller & the Congregation, plan to travel to some of the world’s best live music venues with a one-of-a-kind big band show in tow. The Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA (known as The Big House) will be along for the ride setting up a mobile exhibit at each tour stop showcasing some of the largest collection of ABB memorabilia in the world.
MORE ABOUT THE BAND AND GUESTS
Born in Mississippi in 1944, Jaimoe came up, as did so many Southern musicians at the time, playing the soul music circuit. One of his first big breaks—and one of his most treasured recollections— was touring behind the legendary R&B trailblazer Otis Redding. “I learned so much from Otis,” Jaimoe says now. In 1969, a few years after his experiences with Redding, Jaimoe found himself in Macon, Georgia, where he was introduced to a young hotshot guitarist named Duane Allman by record execs Phil Walden and Jerry Wexler. “I guess they figured that a long-haired hippie and a strange-ass drummer would be good together,” Jaimoe says. Along with Duane’s younger brother Gregg on keyboards, second guitarist Dickey Betts, and an exceptional rhythm section that included bassist Berry Oakley and Jaimoe’s 40-plus-year drum partner Butch Trucks, the Allman Brothers Band was soon on its way to immortality. The Allmans’ place in rock history is set in stone, earning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in 2012.
Lamar Williams Jr, born in Macon, GA to Lamar Williams (bassist of The Allman Brothers Band), has collaborated with The Allman Brothers Band, Oteil and Friends, and is currently the lead singer of The New Mastersounds.
Sammy Miller and The Congregation are a seven-piece band on a mission, crisscrossing the country like a revival show with evangelic fervor for music. Led by Juilliard trained and Grammy® nominated drummer, Sammy Miller and his seven-piece group is a community of adventurous and charismatic elite musicians who are conservatory-trained but who have not lost their childlike wonder and awe for playing music. Since the band’s inception, the Congregation has played nonstop all over the world including Lincoln Center, The White House, and the Newport Jazz Festival (where the group received a standing ovation). While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Lady Gaga, Wynton Marsalis, Lizzo, Jason Mraz, and Beyoncé, they have opted to stick together to spread joy and build community.
LOVE FROM THE PRESS
“You’ve never heard these songs like this, and you’ve never heard a jazz big band play like this either.” – Paste Magazine
“Listening to these jazz interpretations, Duane would likely be proud. It’s almost like hearing the band all over again, as the big band recreates that initial excitement and deep feeling of soul that this writer recalls hearing on the first ABB studio album in a dorm room 50 years ago.” – Glide Magazine
“Big Band of Brothers is a truly remarkable and imaginative take on the music of the legendary Allman Brothers Band.” – PopMatters
“This recording is as entertaining and scintillating as Coltrane’s Live at the Village Vanguard, the Brothers’ own Eat A Peach or those legendary Fillmore East sets.”
“An exciting, swinging cacophony of sound.” 4 out of 5 Stars – MOJO Magazine
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